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What type of air movement should you expect under those conditions?

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Conditions: If you are sitting on a beach on a warm summer day, you might see the bright sunlight striking the beach and the ocean near the shore. What type of air movement should you expect under ...

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Traffic lights

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For regulation of the traffic we need traffic lights, no doubt about it. But most of them need to be adjusted. Some so called intelligent traffic lights are programmed to optimize traffic flow, ...

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Make all roofs and roads white

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I red an article about a temperature drop in Spain. It was observed through satellites that the temperature dropped in a particular region in Spain where soil was covered with white plastic for the...

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Feb 23 2011 16:59
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Rio+20: A voice from Sheffield, UK


Ruby Smith, 21, is a support planning co-ordinator for Sheffield Council, in Sheffield, UKRio+20 is a unique and historic opportunity for world leaders to prioritise development and plan a better world for future generations.I would like to ask delegates to remember the importance of putting...

Rio+20: A voice from Bosnia and Herzegovina


Seida Saric is country director for Women for Women International in Bosnia and HerzegovinaFoundations of any development rest on active and equal participation of both men and women in social, political and economic spheres of life. Women play a much more active role which, in turn, does not have...

Kalimantan Forests and Climate Partnership


This policy brief, produced by Care International, outlines a bilateral Reduced Emissions form Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) pilot project ...

Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) Letter


This letter is written by the Executive Chair of Indonesia's National Council on Climate Change, Rachmat Witoelar; it outlines Indonesia's Nationally ...

Readiness Preparation Proposals (R - PP)


This document was submitted to the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), a World Bank programme that aims to assist developing countries with Reduced ...

Race to the Future!

Investors urge companies to leave anti-climate lobbying groups


In the latest sign that investors do not want their money funding harmful climate change, a global coalition of 25 institutional investors with over ?61 billion (£45 billion) in assets is calling on nine major publicly listed companies to cut their ties with EU lobbying firms known for undermining climate policies.

Pressure grows for fossil fuel divestment ahead of Paris climate talks


The global campaign calling on companies and organisations to divest their fossil fuel holdings was stepped up a notch this week, as campaigners launched a new challenge for institutions, individuals and governments to drop their support for dirty energy ahead of the UN climate talks in Paris this December.

Leehi Yona: Strong words, but little action at Arctic Summit


After a one-day summit in the U.S. Arctic?s biggest city, leaders from the world?s northern countries acknowledged that climate change is seriously disrupting the Arctic ecosystem, yet left without committing themselves to serious action to fight the negative impacts of global warming.

Daily Tck: Day two of the UN climate talks in Bonn


Increasingly felt climate impacts and extreme weather firsts add to urgency for action as governments meet in Bonn for the latest round of the UN climate talks.

Risk of new Katrinas rises as climate warms


Climate change may drastically increase the risk of simultaneous cyclones and storm surges striking populous coastlines around the world.

Climate Change Headlines

To stem migrant flow, Tanzania offers climate-stressed farmers loans


Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - At a busy intersection in Tanzania's largest commercial city, farmer-turned-hawker Pascal Kipeta runs a wooden stall offering a wide range of Chinese products to motorists, while keeping an eye open for city guards who might seize his merchandise.

Climate change could alter key ocean bacteria: study


Source: Reuters - Climate change could put a type of oceanic bacteria into evolutionary overdrive in a way that could pose a threat to its long-term survivability and its important role in the food chain, according to a study published on Tuesday.

Australia, New Zealand defend climate plans, say face high costs


Source: Reuters - Australia and New Zealand said on Tuesday they faced unusually high costs to cut greenhouse gas emissions because of their respective dependence on coal and livestock, after criticism that they are doing too little to tackle climate change.

With help, small island states ditch diesel for cheaper, cleaner energy


Source: Reuters - After oil prices hit a record high in July 2008, the tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands was forced to declare an economic emergency since around 90 percent of its energy needs were met by imported petroleum products.

Obama pleads for Paris climate change deal


Source: BBC - US President Barack Obama has called on world leaders to agree to cut carbon emissions at crucial talks in Paris later this year.

msnbc.com: Climate Change

Australia passes landmark carbon price laws


A convoy of trucks protesting against the Australian government's proposed carbon tax drive past Parliament House (L) in Canberra August 22, 2011. REUTERS/Tim WimborneAustralia's parliament passed landmark laws to impose a price on carbon emissions on Tuesday in one of the biggest economic reforms in a decade, giving new impetus to December's global climate talks in South Africa.




Study tallies health costs of climate disasters


Natural disasters tied to climate change not only cause physical damage but create significant health costs in terms of hospitalizations and lives lost, according to a study published Monday.

(Incandescent) lights to go out in China


China announced Friday it will phase out incandescent light bulbs within five years in an attempt to make the world's most polluting nation more energy efficient.

Warming gases saw biggest jump on record


Coal-fired power plants,†like this on in Huaibei, China, are key contributors to emissions of carbon, a greenhouse gas.The global output of heat-trapping carbon dioxide jumped by the biggest amount on record, the U.S. Department of Energy calculated.




NYC-sized iceberg being born on Antarctica


Part of an 18-mile-long crack in the Pine Island Glacier ice shelf is seen from a NASA jet on Oct. 26.Scientists on an aerial survey of Antarctica have come across an 18-mile-long break in an ice shelf, a sign that the unstable area is giving birth to an iceberg likely to be larger than New York City.




msnbc.com: Environment

Togo seizes tusks of 500 dead elephants


Authorities in Togo have seized nearly 4 tons †of ivory ?††the tusks from over 500 dead elephants ? hidden in containers destined for Vietnam, officials said on Monday.Authorities in Togo have seized nearly 4 tons †of ivory ?††the tusks from over 500 dead elephants ? hidden in containers destined for Vietnam, officials said on Monday.




Report: Keystone pipeline would have minimal environmental impact


A new State Department report on the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline finds that the project would have minimal impact on the environment, an assessment likely to increase pressure on the White House to approve it. But the report sets no deadline for doing so.

Snowy owl recovering after being hit by bus in DC


A snowy owl that ventured south to the unlikely habitat of Washington, D.C., was clearly not cut out for city life. The animal was hit by a bus and was recovering with wildlife experts Friday.A snowy owl that ventured south to the unlikely habitat of Washington, D.C., was clearly not cut out for city life. The animal was hit by a bus and was recovering with wildlife experts Friday.




Why Mexico is losing millions of butterflies


The stunning and little-understood annual migration of millions of Monarch butterflies to spend the winter in Mexico is in danger of disappearing, experts said Wednesday, after numbers dropped to their lowest level since record keeping began in 1993.The stunning and little-understood annual migration of millions of Monarch butterflies to spend the winter in Mexico is in danger of disappearing, experts said Wednesday, after numbers dropped to their lowest level since record keeping began in 1993.




Changing climate is killing penguin chicks in Argentina


Extreme weather along the Argentine coast is killing chicks of Magellenic penguins that roost there. A 28-year study of the birds has found very hot years and very wet ones claiming as many as 50 percent of new chicks in the worst of times.Extreme weather along the Argentine coast is killing chicks of Magellenic penguins that roost there. A 28-year study of the birds has found very hot years and very wet ones claiming as many as 50 percent of new chicks in the worst of times.




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